Lansing Art Students Receive National Awards

Apr172015

Lansing Art Students Receive National Awards

 

Lydia Krogh, Nat DeisLydia Krogh (left) and Nat Deis. Photos courtesy of Jessica Stratton.

Lansing High School seniors Lydia Krogh and Nat Deis won top honors for art in the international Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.  Krogh's perspective drawing, 'When the Bell Rings', won a gold medal, and Deis's digital art work, 'It Might be Dangerous, but I'm Going it Alone', a silver medal in the national level of the competition.

"Both girls took their projects to a completely new level," says Lansing High School art teacher Jessica Stratton.  "That's why they earned recognition -- they made it their own.  They certainly have a lot of personal voice in their work.  Their technical skill is off the charts and the creativity and original thought that they brought to their work is what Scholastic noticed."

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Dish It Up!

Apr092015

Dish It Up!

 

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COOKBOOK DEDICATION & A History of Cooking and Recipes presented by
Louise Bement Lansing Town Historian
Sunday April 19th 1:00 PM at the Lansing Town Hall

Last fall a group of literacy volunteers decided to put together a cookbook highlighting the stories behind our recipes, "Dish It Up!" The volunteers hoped that this would become an intergenerational project through which community members, old and new, young and old, would learn a little more about each other. It seemed natural then, to dedicate the community cookbook to two women who have preserved and shared our community's stories.

With deep gratitude and affection, we dedicate "Dish It Up!" to Lansing Town Historian, Louise Bement, and recently retired columnist, Carolyn Montague (Lansing Town Talk), in honor of all that you have done to preserve and share our Lansing history.

Sweet Samplings to Enjoy
Hosted by the Town of Lansing & Lansing Loves to Read

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Emily Phillips Earns Perfect WordMasters Score

Apr172015

Emily Phillips Earns Perfect WordMasters Score

 

wordmasters emilyphillipsA student representing Lansing Middle School recently received a perfect score in the second of three meets for this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.

Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, eighth grader Emily Phillips earned a perfect score of 20 in the recent meet.  Nationally, only 15 eighth graders achieved a perfect score.  The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by Cathy Moseley.

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Bement and Montague Honored With Cookbook

Apr172015

Bement and Montague Honored With Cookbook

 

dish1 120Lansing Loves To Read (LLTR) is launching a new cookbook, 'Dish It Up!', Sunday in honor of Town Historian Louise Bement and long time columnist Carolyn Montague.  The literacy volunteer group is hosting the launch with sweets to eat and a presentation by Bement on the history of cooking.

"This is the sweet little cookbook that was put together by Lansing Loves To Read," said Lansing Deputy Supervisor Sharon Bowman at Wednesday's Town Board meeting.  "Lansing Loves To Read and the Town of Lansing are collaborating on this event.  We're really hopeful that folks will turn out in honor of these two women who have done a terrific job passing stories on and creating a history and memories for the Town of Lansing and its citizens.  And encouraging reading from the very young to the very old."

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Filmgoers Learn Shocking Food Waste Truth

Apr172015

Filmgoers Learn Shocking Food Waste Truth

 

recycle foodscraps120Did you know that nearly 40% of all food produced in North America is never eaten? Or that 97% of food waste in the United States ends up in the landfill or incinerated? These were just two of the shocking revelations in the film documentary Just Eat It, shown Thursday night as part of this year's Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

The screening and panel discussion that followed is one component of a food waste prevention campaign by Tompkins County Solid Waste Division with support of a nearly $15,000 grant from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I). The project will further the County's goal of 75% waste diversion by the end of 2016.

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$50,000 Challenge Match for SPCA of Tompkins County

Apr172015
dogandcatTwo donors to the Tompkins County SPCA have offered funding for a 'challenge match' that could yield the SPCA up to $100,000.  SPCA of Tompkins County's Executive Director Jim Bouderau says it will be the largest challenge match in SPCA history.

"I am tremendously pleased to announce that two of our most dedicated friends of the SPCA have offered a $50,000 challenge to match, dollar for dollar, every donation made between now and May 31, 2015.  Our 'matchmakers' are challenging our community to rally in support of us," says Jim Bouderau. "Raising funds at this time of year is critical to our work in the upcoming busy summer months when we see the largest influx of animals."

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Today's Green Minute

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Today's Green Minute

 

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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